Have you considered converting your garage?

June 25th 2015
By: Melanie Hollidge

In a recent survey carried out by RAC insurance it revealed that only 62% of motorists use their garage for their cars. Instead the main purpose for the average garage is to store junk, tools and garden equipment. Most garages are usually a bit of a tight fit for a car, and trying to exit a car once inside can be near on impossible. 
So how could you better use your garage space? As long as you have an off road space for your car, then using your garage as an additional living space makes sense. You could use this space as a home office, an extra bedroom, party room, games room a granny annex or even a paying guest room. The choice is endless depending on your family’s needs.
An average single garage conversion costs between £12,500 and £25,000 and a double garage would cost around £20,000 and £40,000. The average size of a single garage is 2.4m x 4.9m, giving a total surface area of 11.76m2, if the average cost per metre squared in Surrey is £3,600 then that gives a total value of just over £42,000 once renovated. If it’s a double garage these are normally 3m x 6.1m giving a total surface area of 18.3m2 x £3,600 which gives a total price of £65,880 once completed.
If you would like some advice on converting an existing garage then why not pop into your local branch of Goodfellows or give us a call on 0845 3727070.